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1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 315,976 | Gross: $85.29M

2. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Hot-tempered journalist Maya got herself fired yet again. Unable to find a job anywhere else and facing eviction, she is forced to go work for Blush, her father's fashion magazine.

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal, Wendie Malick

Votes: 16,653

3. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 149,139 | Gross: $101.36M

4. Cashback (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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54 Metascore

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Michelle Ryan, Erica Ellis

Votes: 80,688 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

A sweet mother finds herself participating in homicidal activities when she sees the occasion call for it.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 25,501 | Gross: $7.88M

6. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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27 Metascore

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 41,180 | Gross: $47.86M

7. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 29,391 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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64 Metascore

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 48,158 | Gross: $18.09M

9. Another (2012)

TV-14 | 300 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.6
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A young man named, Koichi Sakakibara, transfers to a new school where he finds himself drawn into a mystery involving a mysterious girl and a series of gruesome deaths.

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno, Greg Ayres

Votes: 9,038

10. Crank Yankers (2002–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.2
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A show with real 'crank' phone calls to real victims. Puppets are added as the 'actors' to give visual support to what is happening in the phone calls.

Stars: Artie Esposito, Victor Yerrid, BJ Guyer, Paul McGinnis

Votes: 2,668

11. Bad Johnson (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

4.5
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25 Metascore

A charismatic womanizer receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form.

Director: Huck Botko | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Jamie Chung, Nick Thune, Katherine Cunningham

Votes: 4,686

12. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009 Video)

R | 77 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

5.9
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A washed-up luchador and a super-spy investigate Nazi zombies, a nefarious scientist, and a stripper with a Satanic birthmark.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Ken Foree, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa

Votes: 7,000

13. The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2
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Six of the world's scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse, whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.

Director: Andy Palmer | Stars: Robert Englund, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Matt Angel

Votes: 3,005

14. A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo, Michele Soavi

Votes: 2,764

15. Dead Tone (2007)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Finals at the prestigious University of Dreyskill are finally over and it's time to party. "The Crew", as they are known by their peers and dorm mates, are invited to a rich classmate's ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Hooks, Deon Taylor | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Gwendoline Yeo, Antwon Tanner, Brian Hooks

Votes: 2,722

16. The Olive Tree (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional travel to recover a family tree.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs, Manuel Cucala

Votes: 2,868

17. I Saw What You Did (1965)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.3
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Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening making random prank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson, Sara Lane

Votes: 2,433

18. London's Burning (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.9
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The close knit members of Blue Watch, at Blackwell Fire Station, adjust to having a female firefighter join their ranks. The pilot movie for the long-running ITV series.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Gary McDonald, Mark Arden, James Hazeldine, James Marcus

Votes: 69

19. Khiladi (1992)

Unrated | 157 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Sabeeha

Votes: 7,247

20. Griff the Invisible (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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49 Metascore

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

Director: Leon Ford | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody, Marshall Napier, Patrick Brammall

Votes: 4,578

21. Okkadu (2003)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action

8.0
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A Kabbadi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home.

Director: Gunasekhar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Bhoomika Chawla, Prakash Raj, Joy Badlani

Votes: 7,843

22. The Telling (2009 Video)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.3
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For their final task as sorority pledges, three girls must tell the scariest story they know. Once they finish, the votes are in. But has someone taken murder to heart?

Directors: Nicholas Carpenter, Harry Grigsby | Stars: Holly Madison, Christina Rosenberg, Nicole Zeoli, Najarra Townsend

Votes: 1,466

23. All About Christmas Eve (2012 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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'Tis the Season for Evelyn Wright, literally, she is a party planner in NYC. At the last minute Eve finds out that one of her agency's top clients is throwing a HUGE Christmas event, in LA,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sullivan | Stars: Haylie Duff, Chris Carmack, Connie Sellecca, Patrick Muldoon

Votes: 955

24. Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999)

147 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Wealthy Seth Amirchand (Kader Khan) has two problems, namely his two good-for-nothing sons, Sonu (Sanjay Dutt), and Monu (Govinda). Their time is mainly spent on comically attempting to ... See full summary »

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Batra

Votes: 2,584

25. Boys (III) (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.7
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At a summer sleepover, two best friends realize they may be connected by more than just friendship.

Director: Eyal Resh | Stars: Wyatt Griswold, Pearce Joza, Alexis Jayde Burnett, Melissa Burnett

Votes: 90

26. The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Reiner | Stars: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, Carl Reiner, Nancye Ferguson

Votes: 661

27. Jai Hind (1999)

Action, Romance

3.2
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Two retired colonels are at loggerheads with each other because one of them had been a traitor to the country. The grandson of the traitor and the grand-daughter of the other colonel fall ... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Kunal Goswami, Shilpa Shirodkar, Manisha Koirala

Votes: 47

28. Disconnect (I) (2010)

112 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A distraught college student finds a phone that enables her to talk to her deceased mother in the past. Instead of a heart attack, she learns that her mother was murdered. She tries to use ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Christian | Stars: Steffany Huckaby, Amanda Troop, Eddie Jones, Holmes Osborne

Votes: 196

29. Boy of the Streets (1937)

Approved | 76 min | Drama

5.9
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Cocky young street kid worships his father, a sleazy political operative.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Maureen O'Connor, Kathleen Burke, Robert Emmett O'Connor

Votes: 138

30. Hey Tracey! (2019– )

50 min | Comedy, Game-Show

2.4
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Comedy game show hosted by Joel Dommett. Celebrity contestants try to win prizes for members of the public with the help of virtual assistant Tracey who can connect them to businesses that may be able to answer their questions.

Stars: Joel Dommett, Donna Preston, Stephen Bailey, Dane Baptiste

Votes: 32

31. The Calling Game (2007)

84 min | Drama

6.6
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A lonely woman's prank phone call leads to an unexpected friendship with a grieving widow.

Director: Felix Randau | Stars: Valerie Koch, Esther Schweins, Franziska Ponitz, Stefanie Mühlhan

Votes: 147

32. Red (1993)

35 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Based on the true story of Louis "Red" Deutsch. A New Jersey bar-owner is plagued with prank phone calls that prompt him to flip into psychotic, profanity-laden rages.

Director: Chris Gore | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Scott Spiegel

Votes: 111

33. I Am Guilty (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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The story of a young man confessing crimes he has not committed.

Director: Christoph Hochhäusler | Stars: Constantin von Jascheroff, Manfred Zapatka, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Nora von Waldstätten

Votes: 623

34. O Gorila (2012)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Afrânio is a retired voice actor. Lonely and tormented by memories of his childhood. In her small apartment, looking for a way to re-integrate into society.

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte | Stars: Mariana Ximenes, Alessandra Negrini, Milhem Cortaz, Luiza Mariani

Votes: 47

35. Nelly Nut Show (1999–2002)

Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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A live animated game show 'hosted' by the nine-year-old bundle of energy Nelly Nut. Kids telephone the show and play games live on TV. Nelly Nut has her own sidekick, a teddy bear named Frk... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Reilly, Peter Amelung, Lars Hjortshøj, Morten Iversen

Votes: 8

36. Dark Seed II (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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Accused of murdering his librarian girlfriend, small town horror novelist Mike Dawson must catch the shape shifting alien serial killer that did it to help a monstrous alien invader from an alien parallel dimension enter Mike's world.

Director: Michael Hiebert | Stars: Chris Gilbert, Michael Hiebert, Richard Bradbury, Sarah Stone

Votes: 50

37. Hilander-TV (2010)

23 min | Comedy

4.4
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Stars: Heikki Hilander, Mikko Kouki, Pirjo Lonka, Tuukka Huttunen

Votes: 19

38. The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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Aliens have invaded Springfield and it is up to Bart to stop their evil plan.

Director: Garry Kitchen | Star: Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 165

39. Matkiva kulkuri (1989 Video)

47 min | Comedy

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Star: Jope Ruonansuu

40. Sankarialokas (1955)

82 min | Comedy

4.5
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Young record store clerk and aspiring writer Esko has just finished his first novel and wants to marry a colonel's daughter. To get the father's permission, Esko has to join the military. ... See full summary »

Director: Aarne Tarkas | Stars: Lasse Pöysti, Leo Jokela, Jussi Jurkka, Tuulikki Suomela

Votes: 52

41. Don from Lakewood (1989)

23 min | Short

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Directors: Eric Saks, Patrick Tierney | Star: Patrick Tierney

42. Cock N' Bull (2012)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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Wes invites his best friend Chris over for a night in after being dumped by Henry. They attempt to blow off some steam by prank calling strangers, but soon realize that may have been the worst idea ever.

Director: Nathan Adloff | Stars: Nathan Adloff, Danny Rhodes, Justin D.M. Palmer, Kathryn Cord

Votes: 8

43. Prank Call (2003)

1 min | Animation, Short

4.3
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A man wakes up in the middle of the night because of an emergency.

Director: PES

Votes: 153

44. *67 (2011)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A group of college students getting stalked by a maniac that taunts them by prank calling & making creepy noises before he hunts them down. All the while, two Detectives try desperately to save the kids while ending their relationship.

Director: Richard Louprasong | Stars: KariAnn Christensen, Elliot Diviney, Pete Duffy, Shawn Dunbar

Votes: 8

45. Oli White (2012– )
Episode: 'You Called Me' Prank (2014)

4 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

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Director: Oli White | Stars: Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg, Oli White

46. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: After Hours (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The team member's plans are interrupted when they discover discrepancies in what appeared to be an open and shut case.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray

Votes: 382

47. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 (1990)

TV-PG | 47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Finding himself the king of an "Animal House" fraternity, Sam must win the confidence of a beautiful female activist and prevent the bombing of a school building.

Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Stacy Edwards, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 275

48. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Baby Got Black (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

6.8
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Chris runs away with Jerome's daughter Pam, whom Jerome has forbidden Chris from dating, so Jerome must work with Peter to find their kids.

Directors: Brian Iles, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 877

49. The Girls Next Door (2005– )
Episode: Baby Talk (2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV, Romance

2.8
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The girls host a baby shower for former Playboy Playmate, Victoria Fuller, and Holly expresses her wish to be a mom. Bridget's cat, Gizmo, gets a house call from a veterinary dentist, and Kendra gets rid of prank callers at the mansion.

Stars: Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Aubree

Votes: 52

50. CollegeHumor Originals (2006– )
Episode: Collegehumor's I Want My Phone Back: The Scariest Game Show Ever (2015)

TV-MA | 3 min | Comedy

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Would you let me do whatever I want with your phone for $5?

Director: Todd G. Bieber | Star: Brandon Gardner



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